OMO project

The 2017 leprosy field study showed that many people in West Pokot County suffer from severely infected wounds on their feet and legs. By washing the wounds daily with OMO detergent, in addition to any necessary medical treatment, wound healing is considerably accelerated. Our chairman dr. Paul Mertens learned this from his experience as a tropical doctor treating skin diseases in the 1980s. OMO is an affordable and easily accessible washing detergent. To raise awareness of this simple, effective and inexpensive treatment of tropical skin infections, the DKHF has provided more than 100 patients in West Pokot with OMO and a plastic tub. People who often suffer from infected wounds but cannot afford OMO receive the washing detergent from our foundation.

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